Saturday, 26 May 2012

Planting the Jungle

As the weather has been so good, we took the opportunity to 'plant the jungle' on Saturday morning. As I don't do 'working in the heat' we had an early start being outside and ready to start at 7am. Fortunately we had a lovely breeze which helped.

I forgot to take pictures as we where going along, as we wanted to get it all done before it got too hot.

I always like the planting stage, then I stand back and feel disappointed, every time I feel the same

it will fill out in time and look amazing, I just want it now!

Tonight I shall give it a thorough soaking, then get some more bark chippings, if the weather continues like this all the moisture will be soaked up by the sun.

it was to hot for 'Mr Darcy'

The Brugmansia's are enjoying the heat and have begun to flower already,

these are amazing when in full bloom

Still lots more to do, plenty of plants that need to be re-potted and bedding plants to go in. I may have another go early tomorrow morning.


  1. Your border really matches up with the weather at present. After our recent cold winters I went off tender plants (annoying having to repot and overwinter plants I thought were established in the ground)- you are making me rethink as I do like to see some tropical type foliage in the garden.

  2. Patience is a virtue and it'll look even better in just a few weeks time :)

  3. Looking good! I've been driven inside by heat today. Managed OK on shady stuff yesterday as the easterly strong breeze made it manageable. Breeze too slight today. Hey ho


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